Posts Tagged ‘Debian’

Interesting lunch

Tuesday, February 25th, 2003

Today, a few of us from the office went out to lunch at a Mongolian BBQ restaurant. We tossed various ingredients into our bowls and waited for the cook. Before he took our food and placed it on the doughnut-shaped stovetop, my friends from work told me about the big gong. "Since this is your first time here, you have to bang the gong!" they exclaimed. I shrugged, walked over to large, circular musical instrument, picked up the gong stick, and hit the gong a bit off-center. It made a really loud sound.

When the guy behind the counter finished roasting our chosen edibles on the large, flat ring of a metal stove, we walked over to the table selected for us by the hostess.

All four of us began eating as the waitress kept bringing glass after glass after glass filled with either water, tea, or ice cubes. It was rather amusing. Four people and something like twelve glasses full of stuff on the table.

We continued eating and couldn’t help but overhear a large crowd at the table directly behind us talk about topics which included: Linux, Debian, Red Hat, and digital music (mp3s and oggs). All four of us at the table silently grinned at each other as we ate our meals. I was quite a peculiar experience especially around the moment I heard the group talking about "Bluecurve", the family of themes I designed for Red Hat.

We just wanted a nice, calm lunch, so we decided to talk mostly about things other than computers and work.

It was definitely a worthwhile meal full of nice conversations, good food, a loud gong, and some unexpected eavesdropping.

apt-get install task-space-exploration

Sunday, July 22nd, 2001

Well, the folks at have an article that mentions something about a Debian fan, Mark Shuttleworth (kinda a fitting name?), is preparing to launch into space. He’s going up there with the Russians, evidently, as they have been promoting their "tour space for cash" program lately. Neat stuff.

New spiffISH

Sunday, September 24th, 2000

I released a new version of spiffISH. I had a couple of XPMs and the latest packaged Sawfish has a bad GDK xpm loader, so I finally switched the files to PNG.

Anyway, if you are running the latest Sawfish from HelixCode under Debian, then go ahead and upgrade your copy of spiffISH. *g*

You can get to the theme page by clicking on "spiffISH" on the sidebar, under "Sawfish".